Clyde Macfarlane

Music and travel writer @GuardianTravel, @SonglinesMag, @MailandGuardian and @TheQuietus. New poetry book out: Across New Zealand in 140 Hitches Clyde Macfarlane has over 342 followers on Twitter.

Zambia: Up close with Africa’s finest

Two national parks – one in Zambia and one in Malawi – offer ­splendid game viewing at a ­variety of locations.

Refugees bring music, art to their sanctuary

A festival at a camp for the displaced in Malawi affirms the dignity of those seeking refuge there.

Lake of Stars festival: a party with a purpose

The music festival on Lake Malawi is the closest thing to paradise.

Roots go deep into The Soil

The kasi-soul trio ­believe the primacy of the voice and their ­culturally ­diverse background sets them well to send out a universal message.

Amara Touré – an enigmatic exemplar of Afro-Cuban ­music

Guinea's Amara Touré’s passionate wails prompt questions about how such sensual music could sink without a trace until now.

Pat Thomas: Back in the highlife again

The golden-voiced musician is the undisputed king of ­Ghanaian highlife and, together with two famous ­collaborators, he shows why on his new album.

Björk breaks boundaries

The Icelandic singer’s latest album is an outpouring of emotion and a slick feast of ambient electronica.

The new queens of Afrobeat

In their respective new offerings, Nneka and Ibeyi present a beautiful fusion of styles reminiscent of the legendary Fela Kuti.

Nice guys in electro folk indie music simply fade away

It’s hard not to love Durban guitarist Majozi, but his pleasantly inoffensive new melodies may become forgettable.

Veterans keep Buena Vista alive

Clyde Macfarlane talks to Buena Vista Social Club's Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa in the wake of their new album and farewell tour.

Good golly, miss Mali’s new rock legends at your own peril

Mali's Terakaft is not just another Saharan band.

Freedom’s voice rings out from a Malawi jail

Women and men in Malawi’s maximum-security, Zomba Central Prison, who call themselves Zomba Prison Project, are telling their stories through music.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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